Semi- I didn't know that! I do some pretty intense strength training Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (occasionally Sunday too) and I always notice that my weight is about a pound more when I weigh in the next morning. I wonder if that is the reason!
Also, don't forget that if you're doing any sort of strength training, your muscles need water in order to make glycogen, which feeds them while you're training. You can store up to 3 molecules of water for each molecule of glycogen. If you've been doing any hard workouts (even if it's cardio and not strength training) your body could be storing water to make glycogen.
Not saying this is the entire reason but it could be a part of the equation. Until I found this out, I was always furious that I would sometimes gain a LOT when I had worked out extra hard.
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Thanks ladies, I think you are all right that just a combination of a couple of cocktails, sodium intake and nearing TOM is to blame of my water weight.
I was just completey confused as I weighed right before hoping into bed and again as soon as I got out of bed and did my morning business. And seeing that air doesn't weigh anything, I couldn't figure out how an additional 5 pounds was being "created out of thin air".
Just glad to hear I'm not the only one this happens to.
Yep, you can retain about a gazillion pound of water weight from alcohol. Yes, drinking a bunch of water that night will keep you hydrated and keep you from getting a hangover, but you will still retain water from it. I will gain several pounds from one or two glasses of wine. I do not weigh myself if I drink the night before (and I also am a near daily weigher!)
Water retention will get you all the time... Sodium, wine, and my cycle once hit me in one night... amassing an ELEVEN pound gain over night. I drank water like mad, peed like mad and it was gone in two days.
So drink up! Flush your system! You will probably find that your extra weight will disappear in a day or two!
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I weigh myself each morning and each evening to keep myself in check/on track. Before I went to bed last night I weighed in and it came in the same as it had all week 246. I was ok with not seeing the scale move at all so far since I'm just getting back to all of this. What was really confusing was that when I weighed in this morning it came in at 251. I re-weighed 3 times, before rolling my eyes moving on for the day.
All I can figure out is that it is water weight and that I went a little higher on my calories yesterday due to having some margaritas, but I tried to make sure I flushed that out with extra water. I did have chicken noodle soup for dinner, but I make it myself using low-sodium broth, so it shouldn't have been too bad. I looked at the calendar and it dawned on me it is about that time of the month. I've never noticed a weight jump of 5 pounds overnight before though. I've put on as much 3 pounds right before, but that's about it.
Just one whim, I decided to check the fridge and pantry to make sure I hadn't become a sleep-eater. Everything was in place so I don't think it was that.
Has anyone else ever had this happen? I'm just curious if there is something maybe I overlooked. I'm sure that if I just keep doing what I'm supposed to that it will work itself out by next week, but wouldn't mind some feedback.
(Also please no responses about how it is bad to weigh yourself daily. I've tried weekly weigh-ins and they aren't as effective for me. I don't gauge my self worth or beat myself up over gains or staying the same, daily weigh-ins just make sure I keep what I'm eating and daily activity levels in mind through out the day.)
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